Click here for Part 1: Dessert Table and Invitations
Click here for Part 2: Games and Activities.
For the table settings, I combined licensed Lego Star Wars merchandise from Party City with several DIY touches. For the centerpiece, I used a giant Lego head flanked by giant Lego bricks (made using the same technique as the Lego bricks for the dessert table backdrop). I used black construction paper to create inexpensive place mats, adding a Lego border to tie in with the theme. I even rolled the napkins like lightsabers and wrapped them with paper napkin wraps that I created--tutorial and template for the napkin wraps to follow. I used large building blocks for the place card holders.
I like to tie the theme into every element of the party--even the food and drinks! Among other things, we had Yoda’s swamp dip, Darth Maul-E salsa, and Jabba “the Pizza” Hutt.
Drinks, including Vader-ade, Solo-han Blanc and Chew’s Brews for the adults, were served at the "Creature Cantina", while the children enjoyed Yoda Soda.
The Creature Cantina was a hit with the adults, especially since we had the catchy tune (and other Star Wars theme music) playing during the party!
Party Favors: I love to make favors part of the fun at the party, rather than just things to take home, so many of the items from the games and activities, such as the R2D2 droid craft, Lego box filled with Legos for the Starfighter, pool noodle light saber, lightsaber bubble wand, Jedi robe and certificate all went home with the children, as well as a Lego-shaped bag filled with a Lego Star Wars coloring book, Lego mini-figure crayons and Lego candy.
Here is a lit of my fabulous vendors/resources for this party:
Photography by Kathie Tam
Cupcake Toppers, Cake Toppers and Sugar Cookies by MJ Tabush Sweet Designs
Cake Pops by Fayes Cake Pops
Plastic plates, appetizer cups, licensed merchandise, paper lanterns, darth vader standee from Party City